Customs sector to offer online public service next month

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news 1 related news

The General Department of Viet Nam Customs has asked localities to pilot its online public service system by late February 28 before running it officially from March 1.

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Ethnic group in central Vietnam convinced to scrap buffalo stabbing ritual

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

An ethnic group in central Vietnam has been persuaded by local authorities to cease a generations-old ritual of stabbing buffaloes to death as an offering to their ancestors.

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Vietnam’s ‘pulling wife’ custom deemed illegal in modern times: experts

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Several young men in northern Vietnam have abused a deeply-rooted ethnic custom known as ‘pulling wife’ to ‘kidnap’ and forcefully ask any girl of their choice to become their wives regardless of the girls’ consent.

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President launches 2017 Tree Planting Festival

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Báo điện tử CP English 3 month(s) ago

VGP – State President Tran Dai Quang beat the drum to launch the 2017 Tree Planting Festival in the northern province of Quang Ninh on the morning of February 2.

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Cultural custom forces Mông girls into child marriage

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Mông ethnicity’s cultural view of marriage is driving young girls out of school and into early marriage in the central province of Nghệ An.

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Cultural custom forces Mông girls into child marriage

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Mông ethnicity’s cultural view of marriage is driving young girls out of school and into early marriage in the central province of Nghệ An.

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Most typical Tet custom in northern Vietnam compared to dehorning

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

While the act of removing rhino horns or elephant tusks is strongly condemned, a Vietnamese man has questioned whether cutting natural peach trees only to get the flower-rich branches is a practice of the same nature.

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Half a ton of smuggled tusk confiscated

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SaiGon GP English 5 month(s) ago

Elephant tusks carefully hidden in wood pieces are discovered by customs officers (PHoto: SGGP)
The fourth team of anti-smuggling investigation bureau under the General Department of Vietnam Custom in co-ordination with relevant agencies yesterday performed container of imported wood pieces from Africa into Vietnam and to re-export to Cambodia.

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HCM City gets spooky for Halloween

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 month(s) ago

Halloween, traditionally held on October 31, will come early tonight to enterprising young people at HCM City’s Hoa Lư Gymnasium.

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‘Digitized’ tailoring booms in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

An entrepreneurial couple in Ho Chi Minh City have created a smartphone application capable of creating custom shirts, while online tailoring services continue to gain a foothold.

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Pakistan police investigate 'honour' killing of British woman

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago

Pakistan police investigate 'honour' killing of British woman

Pakistani police are investigating after a British man claimed his wife had been murdered in a so-called "honour" killing, ten days after the death of a social media star cast a spotlight on the practice.

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Tailoring shirts via Vietnamese-made app

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 10 month(s) ago

Tailoring shirts via Vietnamese-made app

Two Vietnamese entrepreneurs have created an app that helps create custom shirts with built-in measuring technology so that men can shop for tailored shirts at home, with no need for a tailor or tape measure.

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Getting away with murder in Pakistan

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Báo Thanh Niên English 10 month(s) ago 1 related news

Getting away with murder in Pakistan

The strangling of Pakistani social media starlet Qandeel Baloch by her brother has once again cast a spotlight on the custom of "honour killings", which claims around a thousand lives in Pakistan every year.

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Man caught with 315 king cobras in his car

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Báo Thanh Niên English 10 month(s) ago

Man caught with 315 king cobras in his car

Custom officers in the northern province of Cao Bang have just seized 315 king cobras in a car which was bounding for China earlier this week.

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Wedding gifts in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 11 month(s) ago

Wedding gifts in Vietnam

A friend at the newspaper I write for is getting married soon. He’s a great young guy with too big glasses, marvelous English and bad taste in beer selection. My Facebook newsfeed has been plastered with photos of the engagement party with all its pageantry and spectacle and his taste in brides is excellent. (I hope I get a pay rise out of this...!)

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